The sensitivity of the climate to the effects of CO2 may have been exaggerated admits a climate change scientist:
‘Several recent papers showing much the same – numerous factors including: the increase in positive forcing (CO2 and the recent work on black carbon), decrease in estimated negative forcing (aerosols), combined with the stubborn refusal of the planet to warm as had been predicted over the last decade, all makes a high climate sensitivity increasingly untenable. A value (slightly) under 2[°C] is certainly looking a whole lot more plausible than anything above 4.5[°C].’
Roger Harrabin was tipped off about the new thoughts:
@RHarrabin @davidshukmanbbc James Anaan: “makes a high climate sensitivity increasingly untenable. ” http://notrickszone.com/2013/02/01/staggering-admission-by-james-annan-high-climate-sensitivity-increasingly-untenable/ …
and said he was already on the case:
That was on February 4th.
It’s now February 7th.
So where oh where is Harrabin’s, or any other BBC environmental journos’, article on this?
Ah..here it is:
Forbes.com / 5 February 2013Most of the science in this areas seems to be saying under 4.5 oC. And the estimates keep getting a little lower. As James Annan, one of the experts
but not on the BBC?
It is absolutely astounding that BBC journalists seem completely free to run their own private fiefdom, their own private news agency that puts out only what they want to put out. They seem to be completely untroubled by any restrictions supposedly imposed by the BBC charter, the law or indeed by journalistic ethics (bit optimistic with that one I suppose).
I think they could teach the evil Fox News a thing or two about partiality.
Keep paying the license fee.